A nationwide recall of nearly 32,000 pounds of breaded gluten-free chicken products has been issued due to possible contamination with staphylococcus enterotoxin, a pathogen that can cause symptoms of food poisonings within 30 minutes.
The contamination was found during an inspection by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The recall was issued by the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The chicken products recall involves 12-ounce boxes of Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets and 10.5-ounce boxes of Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breasts with “best before” dates dating to August 9, 2015. The chicken products have the establishment number P-516 printed inside its USDA inspection mark. The products were manufactured by Murry’s Inc. and distributed nationwide.
Symptoms of staphylococcus enterotoxin infection include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps and pain. To date, there have been no reports of illness related to this recall. Anyone who has experienced symptoms of food poisoning after consuming these products should contact their healthcare provider.
The recall comes just a month after Foster Farms announced it was expanding a recall of fresh and frozen chicken parts due to listeria or salmonella contaminations, both of which can cause food poisoning. That outbreak was linked to at least 646 illnesses across the country.
Source: American Live Wire